Monday, December 30, 2013


For Christmas I got some Spectrum Noir markers. I'm having a great time playing  around with them and hope to get better at using them.
Here's a card I made for the Spectrum Noir Challenge 

The Theme is: Food

Happy Card Making :)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Good Times

Happy Friday everyone.  I'm here to share my latest 7kids project. With the new year in mind, I thought I would make a tag celebrating the good times I had in 2013 and the good times that will come in 2014.

 The dangling pearls came from my Grandma, another fun ear ring of hers. 

These items can be found in the 7kids store:
Have a very Happy New Year and Happy crafting!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

7kids Dec 18th Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at 7kids challenge blog . All 7 KIDS challenges are now ANYTHING GOES! So whatever tickles your fancy is fine with us! The design team has put together some festive cards for the upcoming holiday. Our challenge as a DT was to use silver and gold. 

Here's my card.

I used gold embossing powder on the stamps.
Come check out the rest of the wonderful cards from our DT.
Happy Card Making :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Unscripted Sketches 235

It's time for another Sketch at Unscripted Sketches
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And here's my card
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I hope you will get some time to play along with us.
Happy Card Making :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

12 drummers drumming

I'm sharing my drum ornament over at the 7 kids college fund store blog 

I used an old ribbon spool and covered it with Graphic 45's 12 days of Christmas 8x8 paper 

I added flowers and ribbon from my stash

The bottom dangley thingy is a old ear ring that I found in a box of buttons that my Grandma gave me. I love finding old jewelery and using it in my projects. 
Have a great weekend and Happy crafting :)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Unscripted Sketches # 234

 Happy Saturday! We have a new sketch at

Here's my take on the sketch

Come check out the other fun cards our DT has made.
Happy card making :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Glad Tidings Mega Chunky ATC

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Our new challenge starts today over on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and the theme is "anything goes".  All of our challenges through the end of this year will be "anything goes" but don't forget that in order to be eligible for a gift certificate prize you must use an image carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store

For My project I chose to do a Mega Chunky ATC.  I've made Chunky ATC's before,  you can see one of them  Here (scroll down a little ways). This one is about twice the size so that's why I'm calling it a Mega Chunky ATC.  I had the best time making this.  Of course I couldn't stay away from the Graphic 45 paper. LOL.  Hope you enjoy :)

These Items can be found in the 7kids store :

Matte Mod Podge

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #233

We have another fun sketch at Unscripted Sketches 

Here's the card I made

Come and see the other cards that our wonderful DT has made and hopefully you will be able to play along with us. 

Happy Card Making :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Snowman 3-D Surprise Card

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  Today I would like to show you another card I made from the  Decorating Snowman HoneyPOP Stamp Set .  You can go HERE to see my other card. 

 This time I made the front of the card with a simple design Because . . .

The inside has a Surprise!

 It's a 3-D Ornament. 

This is a fun and simple way to add an extra touch to make a special card for the Holidays.  If you'd like to give it a try, you can simply go to the store and get these wonderful items.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Happy card making

Items used that can be found in the Store

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

I'm sharing my card today on the 7kidscollegefund store blog  
All the items I used from the store are listed on the blog post
You can check out all the great stuff in the store HERE

Happy card making :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Challenge at 7 Kids Challenge blog

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that the new challenge is up at 7kids challenge blog

Come join us. You could win a $20 gift certificate to use in the store

My card is the same one I shared on Friday on the store blog. I hope you will take the time to go see what the other DT members created. You will be blown away at their awesomeness!!!

Happy Card Making :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Unscripted Sketches # 231

Here is the new sketch for the week at Unscripted Sketches

Here's my card
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us. This sketch is great for using up all your paper scraps.  And with Christmas coming soon This would make for an easy Christmas card. 
Happy card making :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

12 days of Christmas card

Happy Friday everyone.  I just got my order from 7kids college fund in the mail yesterday and I immediately ran to my craft room to create this Christmas card.

The paper I used is from the 12 Days of Christmas 8X8 Paper  by Graphic 45.
For the card base and the stamp I used Neenah solar white super smooth card stock .

The Adorable angel stamp is from Crafty Individuals
 And the super cool buckle came from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.  

I can't wait to make another card. Hope you have a great weekend and if you like what you see, you can click on the items I used and it will take you to the store so you can buy all this awesome stuff. 

I am entering my card here:
 simon says stamp blog.
cute card thursday. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

7kidscollegefund bloghop

Welcome to the 7 KIDS Preview of Christmas hop! You are going to find some really great projects using some really beautiful stamps and products from the store! 
Today we have our new DT members with us and some very special guest designers who have joined us for our Christmas Hop. 

And, one random hopper will win a
$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store!!!

And we will be selecting three guest designers!

Here's how you can win:
1) Make your way through all the blogs on the hop and comment on EACH DT member's blog. 
2) Return to the store blog and comment there to let new hoppers know how great the projects were!
3) Come back to the store blog on Wednesday 11/13 when we'll announce the random winner. 

Here's my card.
I hope you are enjoying all the great inspiration and that it puts you in the Christmas spirit.  Thanks for joining me. Up next is Karen. I know she will have something great to blow your socks off, so get hopping!!!

 Here's a list of participants in case you get lost along the way

Friday, November 8, 2013

Exciting News

I have some great news.  I am now a design team member for  7kidscollegefund .  Their store has  everything you need to be creative. 

       and that's not all, they also have a great challenge blog too.

 I'm so excited to be a part of it.  Today is my day to post on the store blog  Go and check out the card I made. If you've been following my blog you will notice that you've seen it before. LOL

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Unscripted Sketches 229

It's Saturday and you know what that means. A new sketch at Unscripted Sketches  

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Here's my card.  I couldn't stay away from doing another one with the gorgeous Graphic 45 French Country paper and a fun folded paper frame. Click Here to see my other card and a link for the tutorial.

Hope you can join us. Happy card making :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Care package

I sent a care package full of fun Halloween candy to my daughter at college. I'd forgotten to take pictures of it before I sent it, so my daughter took them for me.  

None of these ideas are new but It's always nice to add a personal touch to make a great presentation.
All I did to jazz things up was use  some paper scraps and made little packages out of it to fill with smaller candy. I crimped the edges and slapped on a label. The labels were already made and came in The 6x6 Tricks and Treats paper pad from Pebbles.
 For the "twisted sweets" I put a belly band around a bunch of licorice with a label.

It's all about the label. LOL

This is the perfect touch to any last minute goodies you need to give.
Have a Happy Halloween :) and Happy crafting :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Witches Hat

Only 2 days left until Halloween. I've got my Witches hat  all ready to go. 

This was another project that my sister wanted me to make for her and again I had a blast making it.  
The fringe around the hat was made out of scraps of paper from The Authentique Glowing collection.

 On the chipboard tag I used a Halloween rub on I got along time ago. It was perfect for this project.

The tag is attached to a black medallion I made and I also glued a cut out flower to it. I added ribbon and tulle for a fancier look and of course The Hat pin adds a nice touch.

Hope you all have a Happy Halloween.
Happy crafting :)

I'm entering my Witches hat here:
7 kids challenge blog- Anything goes 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

If the Shoe fits

I made this awesome witches boot/shoe for my sister and it turned out so cute that I had to make one for myself. It's been awhile since I've done a wood craft and I had a blast making it.
My sister made the vinyl sign which made it tie all in.  I love it!!!  

I used a bunch of different ribbons to make it more fancy.

And of course you have to have a spider dangling from the heal. LOL